Advanced Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

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Currrently accepting applications for 2024-25 fellowship class

Program Director:
Ahmadreza Ghasemiesfe, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Number of Fellowship Positions: 1 per year
Duration of Fellowship: 1-2 years
20 vacation days per year
5 conference days per year

Clinical Training Offered:

  • Comprehensive adult and pediatric cardiac imaging
  • Adult Thoracic imaging


This fellowship offers training in Cardiovascular (6 months) and Thoracic Imaging (6 months).


The goal of the Advanced Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship is to provide state of the art education and prepare fellows for a high-end private or academic practice.

This is only one of very few fellowships in the country that offers comprehensive training in all the aspects of Cardiothoracic imaging, including Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular imaging, thoracic oncology, and chest imaging.

Fellows also get exposed to advanced Cardiac CT exams including CTA Coronary arteries, structural heart disease, TAVR, TMVR, TVR and pulmonary valve protocols. Exposure to MRI exams will be vast including new techniques in both adult and pediatric cardiac imaging such as 4D flow, T1 and T2 mapping, and applying all new contrast agents.

Electives can be pursued in Musculoskeletal, Body MRI, or breast. Alternatively, elective time can be used for pursuing a research project with one of several faculty actively engaged in clinical research.

On-Call Duties:

Weekend call in Cardiothoracic Imaging schedule.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

About Sacramento:

The Medical Center is in Sacramento, the heartland of California. Sacramento is a vibrant, culturally diverse city, with year-round temperate weather and easy access to San Francisco, the beautiful California coast, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, and the Sierra Mountain ranges. Sacramento is known for being America’s farm to fork capital and is also home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

  • Completion of four-year residency in the United States or Canada.
  • Eligible for a California medical license. Requirements and procedures for licensing in California have changed and are substantially different than years past.  Please visit the California Medical Board Licensing Requirements page for specific details of the new requirements.  Additional information concerning licensure is available from the Division of Licensing, Medical Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street #1200, Sacramento, CA 95825, calling 916-263-2344, or by visiting the Division of Licensing, Medical Board of California website.
  • International medical school graduates are welcome to apply. Please see requirements for acceptance of international medical graduates at UC Davis for postgraduate training

To apply, please submit the following materials to

  1. Current CV
  2. A letter of recommendation from your program director
  3. Two additional letters of recommendation from physicians of your choice addressed to the program director
  4. ECFMG certification and USMLE scores